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Transient transfusion; or the wearing‐off of the governance of the soul?

Transient transfusion; or the wearing‐off of the governance of the soul? This paper critically examines an approach to employee development which breaks with the tradition of systematic training. The training event discussed here, Transfusion, was a dramatic and evangelical experience which aimed to impact on “the whole person” rather than specific training needs. It used a number of unconventional techniques and was reported by participants to have a high impact. However, despite its innovative qualities and apparent success, the approach can be criticised, both theoretically and on the basis of data gathered from participants and non‐participants. The criticisms highlight tensions around the integration of employees into the organization, and the potential displacement of systematic training by post‐modern development events. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Review Emerald Publishing

Transient transfusion; or the wearing‐off of the governance of the soul?

Personnel Review , Volume 29 (4): 14 – Aug 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0048-3486
DOI
10.1108/00483480010296276
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Abstract

This paper critically examines an approach to employee development which breaks with the tradition of systematic training. The training event discussed here, Transfusion, was a dramatic and evangelical experience which aimed to impact on “the whole person” rather than specific training needs. It used a number of unconventional techniques and was reported by participants to have a high impact. However, despite its innovative qualities and apparent success, the approach can be criticised, both theoretically and on the basis of data gathered from participants and non‐participants. The criticisms highlight tensions around the integration of employees into the organization, and the potential displacement of systematic training by post‐modern development events.

Journal

Personnel ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2000

Keywords: Employee development; Corporate culture

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